Social Intelligence

Social Intelligence Matters

Kinder - 2nd Grade

Explain to student's that today's class lesson is about social intelligence. Show students the poster in your classroom for social/emotional intelligence. Tell them that today we are focusing on social intelligence.


Explain to students that social intelligence is noticing someone else's feelings and showing them that their feelings matter. Explain that the easiest way to show social intelligence is to show kindness to their peers. Then show students the video link below from Sesame Street.


Facilitate a classroom conversation using the following questions:


What acts of kindness did you see or hear about in the video?

How has someone treated you kindly? How did that make you feel?

Do you think it makes you happy when you show kindness to someone else? Why?

How can you show kindness to someone today?

3rd - 5th

Explain to student's that today's class lesson is about social intelligence. Show students the poster in your classroom for social/emotional intelligence. Tell them that today we are focusing on social intelligence.


Start by asking them to think of one word to describe social intelligence. Facilitate a brief conversation. Then, show them the video link below.


Facilitate the classroom conversation using the following questions:


This is just one example of showing kindness. In what way were the boy's actions kind?

Are there any other adjectives that you could use to describe his actions? (Looking for things such as considerate, helpful, thoughtful, etc.)

In what ways has another person's kindness impacted you?

How would you like to impact others with kindness?

Ana Travis

School Counselor

Sonntag Elementary School

Teachers: Social Intelligence For You

Please check out the video and articles below for more information on social intelligence.